A substantial sum of a survey's budget can be spent efforts to increase the response rate
(including spending money on incentives, advance letters, additional telephone calls, refusal conversion, and follow-up mailings, etc.
Recommendation: To enhance credibility of the response rate
for determining cost and planning for future census activities, to inform assumptions underlying the 2020 response rate
estimate, and to improve the planning and transparency of the Bureau's research and testing, the Secretary of Commerce should direct the Bureau to establish procedures for selecting methods for increasing response rate
that will be the subject of research and testing, including requirements for documenting how the Bureau defines and weighs factors used to select methods and documentation on methods considered but not tested.
In fact, the physically attractive male photo pulled the lowest response rate
of all photos.
First, variability in response rate
in the former VR-schedule component was greater than the variability in response rate
in the former DRL-schedule component before most of the probes.
A survey's response rate
, however, is not the only, or even the best, measure of how representative it is.
The response rate
to this survey was 76/304, or 25 percent.
Web-based surveys that incorporate advanced design and programming features generally involve more time to display content and process, and can lead to lower response rates
because they take longer to complete (Dillman et al.
Dillman (1978) suggests the need to maximize the rewards and minimize the costs in order to increase the respondent's motivation to complete the survey and ensure a high response rate
Mineta credited the Census Bureau's first-ever paid advertising campaign and efforts on the state and local level to the higher response rate
You will increase your response rate
if you include a cut-off date for your promotion.
The city of Boston has reached its Census 2000 initial response rate
target, with 51 percent of its Census 2000 forms returned, according to the latest initial response rates
published by the Census Bureau today.
They used a smaller sample of recent clients and had a much higher response rate